Poet, bubble lady, creative: Julia Vinograd lives her life with Dylan’s “Desolation Row” as the soundtrack, Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue of the last 50 years swirling around her.
Today, we're all about peace — and there's little doubt that Berkeley has more peace signs per capita than any city in the United States.
Tree houses, while invariably transient, are special, a good and safe place to be, shelter from the storm, autonomy from the adult world. Here are a selection in Berkeley.
The Jacquet family is an only-in-Berkeley family, a Frenchman running a popular restaurant and the daughter of Quirky Berkeley royalty, and their home is the proof.
Weathervanes served a purpose in agricultural or sailing communities. Today they are largely decorative, earning a place in our universe of Berkeley quirk.
Little Free Library is an international organization that started in 2009 and there are dozens of its little libraries in Berkeley. There are also quite a few unofficial ones.
Murals are a fixture of Berkeley, but they come and go. Here is a selection that appeared last year and thus far in 2017.
Ken Stein's collection of several thousand political buttons tell a compelling tale of Berkeley's contempoarary history.
There is a lot of bas relief sculpture in Berkeley and almost all of it is quite beautiful. Here's a look at just some the gems that we may often walk right by without noticing.
Berkeley's bungalow courts have strikingly different characters, but they are all undeniably, incontrovertibly, inexorably, and intrinsically quirky.
One of Ken Stein's several collections is of Berkeley-themed souvenir spoons, most of which date from the 1890s through the 1910s.
Jon Balderston is Quirky Berkeley personified. He is self-effacing and funny. He is unceasingly creative. He is a Son of Berkeley to make us proud of who we are and of our values.
The 3000 block of Claremont Avenue is one of the quirkiest in Berkeley, with a strip of unusual stores.